Introducing Rosecrance’s new podcast series, On Your Radar

Simply put, substance use and mental health issues are on the rise. COVID-19 has forced us into isolation, magnifying these issues for some and removing the opportunity for assistance and support.  Teens are particularly vulnerable to the behavioral health effects of the pandemic and in need of support. For professionals or loved ones seeking guidance and information, we offer the new Rosecrance podcast series, “On Your Radar.”

Featuring Rosecrance experts and hosted by WGN radio personality John Williams, On Your Radar provides up-to-date commentary covering a range of relevant topics.

Each in-depth episode will feature timely, educational subjects regarding substance use and mental health issues. The first series, titled: Teens in Crisis will shed light on the current struggles with teens navigating a COVID-19 world.

Topics in the first series include:

April 14 – The Epidemic within the pandemic: What teens are going through

Tom Wright, MD, Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer

Jason Relle, LCPC, Rosecrance Clinical Director, Adolescent Services


April 28 – Coping with the return to school/normalcy

Mary Egan, CADC, Rosecrance Director of Outreach

Jessica Kaffel, Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) counselor at Sandburg and Stagg

High schools


May 19 – Long term behavioral health implications – teen depression and anxiety

Carlene Cardosi, LCSW, CADC, Rosecrance Regional President

Sandra Knezevic, CADC, Rosecrance Unit Coordinator


June 9 – Current clinical intervention methods

Neeva Sandhu, LCPC, CRADC, Rosecrance Clinical Coordinator

Krystle Haviland, Co-Director, Connections Counseling, a Division of Rosecrance


June 30 – Getting past “No”

Mary Egan, CADC, Rosecrance Director of Outreach

Sandi Lybert, Certified Intervention Professional


 July 19 – Healthy family systems

Jason Relle LCPC, Rosecrance Clinical Director

Sandy Riley, Rosecrance Outreach Counselor

We invite you to join our Rosecrance experts as they explore the latest issues, and approaches to treatment.

Download “On Your Radar: Teens In Crisis” episode 1, here.